Gavin Tolometti

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Thesis Topic

Study of planetary surface processes utilizing remote sensing data and analogue field sites and samples. Particular focus on understanding impact cratering processes, volcanism, and volatiles on the Moon and other planetary bodies.

Past Degrees

  • Ph.D. Geology and Planetary Science, University of Western Ontario (2016-2021)
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Geology, University of St Andrews (2012-2016)


  • The Barringer Family Fund for Meteoritic Impact Research (2021)
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award (2020)
  • Mary Ann Underwood Small Global Opportunities Award (2020)
  • Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Scholarship (2017-2018)
  • Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration Travel Award (2017)
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship (2017)
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada Travel/Research Grant (2017)
  • IOM3 Travel Bursary (2016)


  1. Tolometti G. D.; Neish C. D.; Osinski G. R.; Hamilton C. W. Applications of Polarimetric Radar Remote Sensing for Planetary Volcanic Exploration. Abstract #8027. Workshop on Terrestrial Analogs for Planetary Exploration. June 2021. Oral Presentation (virtual)
  2. Tolometti G. D.; Osinski G. R.; Neish C. D. Using Terrestrial Analogues to Understand Impact Cratering Processes in the Earth-Moon System. Abstract #20. Canadian Space Agency Canadian Lunar Workshop. June 2021. Oral Presentation (virtual)
  3. Tolometti G. D.; Erickson T. M.; Osinski G. R.; Cayron C.; Neish C. D. Temperature Constraint of the Mistastin Lake Impact Structure Impact Melt Rocks. Geological Society of America Meeting. October 2020. Oral Presentation (virtual)
  4. Tolometti G. D., Neish, C.D., Osinski G.R., Hughes S.S., Nawotniak S.E., 2020. Interpretations of Lava Flow Properties from Radar Remote Sensing Data. Planetary and Space Science, 190, 1, 104991.